There will be some majestic vessels racing up the west coast this summer.
The Tall Ships Race goes from Waterford to Stavanger. Along the way it will visit Greenock on the Clyde, and Lerwick in Shetland.
Both places have their own websites up and running and are counting down the days.
It is possible to book places on these vessels, such as the fully rigger ship Sorlandet - details here. And video below.